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4th Writers’ Platform-Building Campaign, #WriteMotivation, and #WriteDaily

Rachael Harrie's Writers' Platform Building CampaignYesterday Rachael Harrie started sign-ups for her 4th Writer’s Platform Building Campaign. I’ve been taking part in these since the beginning and have met some wonderful people. The traffic this generates for your blog, your twitter, your facebook, Google+ and the like is tremendous. However, nothing  better can be said for the support, the encouragement that comes along with this campaign. Some actually stick around after the campaign is over. Take KT Hanna, she’s been a really good friend and a great vessel of support and encouragement.

Encouraging others helps motivate her, she says. But really, I think it’s just that she has a kind heart. I’ve also been taking part in and supporting her efforts with #WriteMotivation on twitter since she had the idea. This has led me to being more productive in my own writing efforts.

I’ve actually started to tackle not just one, but two novels. This has always been my fear. I’ve always written shorts and when I try to go about the novel, it overwhelmed me. I’ve tried to get my mind set into writing a novel based on it being broken up into shorts. So now I am attempting to overcome that fear.

Despite my low word count each day, I am making progress. And progress is good. I’ve written something, or done something writer-ly, every day since the 1st of January 2012. Yesterday, though, I spent most of the day with my husband at the VA. With the travel, the waiting, the smoke from wild fires, and the allergy induced headaches and itchy eyes, I really had no energy to write. I did read (along with a couple of naps), though. I finished up the second book in The Hunger Games series. So maybe that can be chalked up to “something writer-ly” since you can’t be a writer without reading, right?!

I don’t want to make excuses as to why I didn’t write yesterday because that will just lead to a very bad habit. I am writing this blog post first thing this morning, even before a full can of caffeine, in hopes to get my fingers and brain back in that writing habit. I’ve got TWO novels to write!

So let’s get our butts in gear and sign up for Rachael’s Campaign. When you’ve completed the sign up, don’t forget to add your name to the different groups specifying the genres you write.

Once you’ve completed that, maybe you need some motivation and support to help you plow through that little voice in your head that screams “YOU’RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH”? Well, let me tell you…DON’T LISTEN or you will NEVER get anything done! And it’s easier to accomplish when you have loving friends to support you and THWAP you on your head to get it to quiet down. Check out, sign up, join the hashtag on twitter for #writemotivation!

See you there!    *\0/*

22 Comments

  1. Comment by Anna Mittower:

    I’m stopping by the say hi from the campaign! And to tag you. You’re it! Head over to annamittower.blogspot.com to pick up your questions. 🙂

  2. Comment by MISH:

    Hi Lady Jai – I’m popping in from the Platform-Building Campaign Short Stories Group. Nice to meet you. 🙂 🙂

  3. Comment by Shan Jeniah Burton:

    I love the inspiration in how you talk about the campaign….it makes me even happier I joined for my first campaign!

    Happy to “meet” you here.

  4. Comment by Chris Kelworth:

    Greetings fellow campaigner!

  5. Comment by Diane D. Gillette:

    Hi Lady Jai! I just joined your short story group and am making the rounds to say hi!

  6. Comment by Sue Ann Bowling:

    Just stopping by for the Campaign–I’m in the science fiction group.

  7. Comment by Jenn B-H:

    Hey fellow Write Campaigner! Great, concise reviews for Hunger Games. Since I’m unsure if you’ve finished book 3 yet or not I won’t say anything about the triangle and such. But you’ll see Gale in bigger form in the last book.
    Excited for the films? I know I am!

  8. Comment by Alynza:

    Hi there! I’m in the same Group3 with you. Just wanted to pop in and say hello! Good luck and have fun with the campaign challenges. :mrgreen:

  9. Comment by C.M. Brown:

    Part of the Fantasy group, so I thought I would stop by and say hello! 🙂

  10. Comment by yikici:

    Lady Jai, what a lovely post; it’s true what you say, we should not listen to that inner negative(ism) or we won’t achieve anything. Thank you for popping by my blog -I’m just about doing the rounds; hope to catch up with you again at some point (we have a mutual good friend Rance Denton; who I met through the campaign last year and that was a special find). 🙂

  11. Comment by CJ Parmenter:

    Hi Jamie, stopping in to say hello for the writer’s platform campaign. Best of luck with the works in progress, and hope to see you out in the Twitterverse.

  12. Comment by siv maria:

    We are in the same group for the platform-building campaign so I thought I would stop by and say hi!

  13. Comment by Sabrina A. Fish:

    Way to go on tackling two books at once. I am finishing up on one and just now getting my scene outline done for book 2. It is nice to take a break from one to work on the other.
    I look forward to seeing you around the campaign trail. I love how social our fantasy group is.

  14. Comment by Sylvia:

    Hi! Am a fellow campaigner from the fantasy group, great meeting you and can’t wait to connect more!

  15. Comment by michelle:

    Hi! I’m in the YA group with you. I’m just stopping by to say “hi.”

    Michelle

    http://www.michelle-pickett.com/blog

  16. Comment by Lynda R Young:

    It’s a great campaign. I’ve taken part in all of them. Progress is progress, so congrats on your writing!

  17. Comment by superhappyjen:

    Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  18. Comment by J. A. Bennett:

    Great to see you too! Yeah for the Campaign! 😀

  19. Comment by alberta ross:

    hi fellow campaigner from sci fi here – back again the last two were such good fun:)

  20. Comment by Bess Weatherby:

    Just stopping by from the Campaign. We are both in the fantasy group.

    Are both of your books fantasy? That is ambitious! Best of luck with it. And don’t worry about missing a day – the important thing is that you’re writing NOW. Keep it up 🙂

    • Comment by LadyJai:

      Hiya Bess! Thanks for stopping by! Only one novel is fantasy. The second is Sci-Fi. I don’t think I could handle TWO world building efforts! LOL

  21. Comment by K.T. Hanna:

    You’re such a lovely person, hon. I’m so glad I met you last year.
    You are good enough and I will constantly thwap you 😀 Deal? <3

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